Weasel-word meaning

An equivocal word used to deprive a statement of its force or to evade a direct commitment.
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(pejorative) A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
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To use weasel words.
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Origin of weasel-word

  • From the weasel's habit of sucking the contents out of an egg without breaking the shell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition